In everyday conversation, we usually don’t pay much attention to the word only. It’s an easy word to overlook – and so we end up with sentences like this one:
I only paid five dollars for this book.
Here’s the correct sentence:
I paid only five dollars for this book.
Taking a moment to place only correctly makes you look professional. Take a look at these three sentences:
Only I kissed her.
I kissed only her.
I only kissed her.
Every time you move only to a different position, the meaning changes! The next time you sit down to write, pay careful attention to only. Your writing will be more precise and more professional.